Christie’s at the Mumbai Gallery Weekend

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANSlife) Christie’s will present a strong selection of highlights during the Mumbai Gallery Weekend, set to take place from 9 to 12 January 2020. The auction house will also have guided tours by Christie’s specialists and there will be more than 150 works of Modern and Contemporary Indian art at the auction.During New York’s annual Asian Art Week in March 2020, Christie’s announces an additional single-owner auction, A Lasting Engagement: The Jane and Kito de Boer Collection, offering works of Indian art from the prestigious collection of Jane and Kito de Boer. This is the largest and most important single-owner sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art that Christie’s has had the pleasure to announce in this field in the last few years. A live auction will take place on 18 March and will be accompanied by an online sale, offering additional works from the collection between 13-20 March.There will be a preview at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi on 31 January and 1 February, coinciding with the India Art Fair.Speaking about their collection, Jane and Kito de Boer noted: “We purchased our first paintings on impulse. These were an emotional response, reflecting our excitement at the vibrancy and energy of India’s culture. Since then, collecting India’s art has become an obsession. It has come to shape our lives. Today our collection has over 1,000 works of Indian art. Far too many to display! The moment you run out of wall space and yet continue to acquire is the time to admit that obsession has become an addiction.”Deepanjana Klein, International Director of the South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art department stated: “The depth of this Collection is a rarity in our field. Institutional in nature and intellect, Jane and Kito collected Indian art with the passion that knew no bounds. It is our honour to bring a small fraction of this Collection to the market.” –IANStb/pgh/

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